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New faces for policing in Alfreton, South Normanton and Pinxton

Posted on 28th February 2018
Alfreton area new officers- Feb 18 Left to right: PC Adam Collins, PCSO Tom Smedley and PCSO Matt Thompson

Residents living in the Alfreton South Normaton and Pinxton areas have some new faces on patrol in their community.

It is as our local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams covering the areas welcome a new police officer and two new Police Community Support Officers.

Joining the Alfreton Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team is PC Adam Collins, a police officer with almost 16 years’ experience on the response and investigation teams in the Amber Valley area.

Some may already recognise Adam, who became a bit of social media singing star when his rendition of Meatloaf’s ‘I’d do anything for love’ went viral after being posted on the @AlfretonTownSNT Twitter account last year.

For the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, PCSO Tom Smedley  and PCSO Matt Thompson are the latest faces.

Tom, formerly a supply PE teacher from the Chesterfield area, joined the force for a career change and to follow his interest in policing. Outside of work he enjoys playing cricket and watching football and is hoping to use his interest in sport to help set up some activities in the local area.

Matt recently completed a degree in criminology at the University of York. Matt has also always had an interest in policing which was sparked by a visit to his local school by a police dog handler.

Matt enjoys playing badminton and squash, and his colleagues have picked up on his love of pork pies, as it seems he brings one to work every day to eat.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Neil Milner said: “Adam, Tom and Matt have already been out and about getting to know their communities, and working with their colleagues to target issues and concerns for their area.

“I am sure each officer will be a valuable asset to their team, and if you see them out and about, don’t be afraid to stop and say hello.”

For more information about your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team visit the My Local Police pages of the website by clicking here.

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